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Soundie - Stardust

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male vocalist unknown.

Written By: Mitchell Parish, Hoagy Carmichael

This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
Keywords: soundie

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Reviewer: Pixiecherries - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 10, 2007
Subject: Considered one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
When I was a child in the 1960's my father had an old music box with this song on it. One day he told me this song is considered one of the most lyrically and musically perfect songs ever written. I agree. It is a masterpiece.

Harry Cool has the quintessential voice for it with that nostalgic softness and slide associated with the 1940's.

This is a priceless tribute to a time before the complexities of today's society.
Reviewer: peterdc60 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 30, 2006
Subject: space distortion and big band (my book)
In this one it's fairly easy to spot,

At exactly half way through you can see Jimmy no-glass playing a different song from next Tuesday on his own. The piano had been moved farther back down the stage, away from the volatile audience.

But then on hearing himself from a nearly a week before he played, why he had time to go go home and rehearse ... and he got the job as pianist in the band (he wanted that, I forgot to mention it). The rest as they say, is.

Go attaboy Jimmy.

This is one

You know what? Speaking again as a musician I think Nirvana would be happy with this. You think I joke. I do not. Some very clever and interesting chords going on here that rely on hearing the previous one.

it's a wonder of why it's not a household tune.

So brilliant I want to burst.
Reviewer: ERD - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - February 14, 2006
Subject: Stiff
The singer had a pleasant voice but was stiff and lacked showmanship. He absolutely did not know what to do with his hands-and kept putting them in and out of his pockets.
Reviewer: MrMovie - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - February 21, 2005
Subject: The Name Of The Singer Is.........
The name of the singer is Harry Cool. No Joke, that's his real name. He was a Decca recording artist way back in the 1940s. This particular clip comes from the Castle Films Musical Collection called "Songs Of Romance." I do agree that he needs to get his hand out of his pocket and stop fidgeting with his ring! Other than that he has a plesant voice. The dancers are The June Taylor Dancers.
Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 10, 2004
Subject: Very nice, but curiously staged.
One of those anonymous soundies which you have absolutely no idea who it is, and you sort of want to find out more. The singer himself is pretty good, might need work on the presentation, (get your hand out of your pocket! stop playing with your ring!) but the thing here is the presentation of the song, he's facing the camera, and what appears to be the orchestra. to the back of him is, uh, the audience of the club. Do you have stage fright sir? Also the dancing girls leave a lot to be desired, with almost none of them in sync and the lead dancer bobbing in and out of frame.
Reviewer: cashel - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - July 9, 2004
Subject: its a 1950,s rendition
It can be improved by rendering to SEPIA. (use windows movie maker or similar)
Reviewer: dc8ray - 1.00 out of 5 stars - July 9, 2004
Subject: Stardust
One of the lamest songs I've ever heard. The singer is a Dino Martin want-to-be at his most basic. It would have helped if the dancers would have been topless. This looks like this came from a movie, perhaps a TCM movie at 3:00am.
Reviewer: Greg B. - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 8, 2004
Subject: Great singer, but he's a little stiff....
This unknown singer has a great voice, and does a great job with Hoagy's classic. He looks a little nervous, and he doesn't seem to know what to do with his hands. Let's give this guy his props, anyone know who this cat is?

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